For almost two years, we waited, waited, and then waited some more. The Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose fell to an injury in the 2011 Playoffs, and underwent a long, challenging period of recovery that’s only about to conclude.
In his absence, questions formed in the minds of NBA fans. Will he ever be as explosive? Just when exactly will he return? Will he be as electrifying as ever?
The sample size of on-court evidence that answers these questions is small at this point. But this one dunk performed in a preseason game against the Indiana Pacers—Rose’s first real NBA dunk in a long while—answers a lot: